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  • Make the Connection: Cell Sorting to Separate Brain Cells

    03 Apr 2017

    Cell sorting is a valuable technique for isolating cells from mixed populations. This technique can be challenging when working with tissues such as brain, as it requires single cell suspensions. With recent advances in genome editing and fluorescent protein applications, the interest in sorting brain cells has been increasing. Several studies have been published in which scientists have successfully isolated stem cells from whole brain homogenate using cell sorting.
    Guidelines for sorting brain cells.


  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics in Boston BizJournal

    19 Apr 2016

    To identify and test new treatments for cystic fibrosis, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. has opened a new laboratory in Lexington, MA. The team of 25 will focus on the discovery of promising drugs for both common and rare mutations of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. For cell sorting the lab selected the Sony SH800 (placed inside a biosafety cabinet).